(12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

Poem 30, Lady Luck's Been A-Visiting.

Poem 30, Lady Luck's Been A-Visiting.
I’m lucky that
Death doesn’t surround me
Everywhere I turn
Like it might’ve in Auschwitz.

I’m lucky that
I am free to be who I am
Proud of my nationality,
Friends, and religion.

I’m lucky that
I’m safe from wars,
Worrying about relatives
Dying on the battlefields
Or of starvation, or of exhaustion.

I’m lucky that
The problems are less
The homelessness, poverty, pain,
Has decreased now.

I’m lucky that
I live in a world
Where everyone,
Regardless of sex, age,
Nationality, religion
Can be free.

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Comments (3)

Sobre, Intruiging.. Thank you
I gather my thoughts! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
In silence, my heart bleeds when a child repelled by parental neglect Runs into streets of Kitwe Business District to a life of brutality Sleeping in the open, feeding and scavenging for food crumbs tycoons elect Great poem with so compassionate a message. Thanks poet for sharing such a nice poem.10++ for it. Subhas